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Old 08-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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2013 signature 8315BSS

We currently own a 2010 Ultra lite 2607 and were looking at the 2013 Signature 8315BSS and was wondering if anyone has any info on this trailer. Likes and dislikes. I do like the gel fiberglass on this trailer as it looks more shiny and seems to be more solid than our Ultra lite fiberglass.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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I don't know about the 2013 models...I have seen them at campgrounds and they are beautiful to look at on the outside! Love the new darker colors too!

As far as layout and roominess, we love ours. It's a 2010 and all thought there are a couple changes I would make, you cannot beat the SS in the bedroom and the oversized bathroom and all the cabinet space of the front kitchen. HTH!

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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If the 2013 models are anything like the 2010 models they are great trailers. We've been living in our 2010 model 8315BSS on average 3 to 4 nights a week now for over two and a half years and we've not encountered the first problem. All I've ever done to it is regular maintenance.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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We just purchased a 2013 8313 SS, not the 8315, but I'm sure they are similar. We just took our first trip with it and are really happy with the quality and options of the trailer. I looked hard for loose trim, bad seams, leaks, etc. and couldn't find any issues on our 4 day trip. Of course things can , and probably will pop up down the road.
Just check your trailer over well before you pull it off the lot.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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Would have been our step up from 2607 as well. If only we had not looked at 5th wheels....
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:20 AM   #6
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Thumbs up 2013 signature ultra lite 8315BSS

Hi, we have just picked up our 2013 8315BSS and had it out on the maiden test flight last weekend. It appears to be working great for us and we just love the extra space. We're still getting used to the difference between this and our previous Jay Feather 25LGT, especially with the towing aspect. I did notice the steering on my Expedition Max seemed a lot lighter and there was more sway but this may be down to the way I ended up loading the trailer. I now have to winterize and unfortunately store it until the spring but we are really looking forward to using it. The control panel isn't what I was expecting and heating the water wasn't what I was used to but I'm sure that, in time, we'll get the hang of it all. I guess I should have asked more while on the walk through but I figured many of the controls would be the same as what I was used to. Prior to purchasing, I'd only gone in for a couple of jugs of antifreeze but ended up with a new trailer. The big thing for us is having two doors. We liked it on the Jay Feather and were delighted to find it on this trailer. If there was one disappointment, it was the fact that only one light came on in the lounge using the switch on the control panel. If anyone knows if I'm doing something wrong, please let me know. Another big hit was the amount of natural light that comes in through all of the windows in the main slide. Spring and summer just can't come fast enough!
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You aren't doing anything wrong when turning on the control panel switch for the one light in the lounge. That's all that switch turns on...the rest have to be individually turned on.

We are headed out two more times this fall - just for short weekends but we love camping in the Fall in VA! Sorry you have to winterize without even getting to use your new trailer this fall...what a bummer.

We have used both the electric and gas ways of heating the water...what where you used to?

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Hi Dawn and thanks for taking the time to reply, it is greatly appreciated. I just got back from winterizing the trailer but think I overcame the new challenges successfully. Managed to dump antifreeze when the filter cylindr popped off while I was charging the system. Is there a way of de-pressurizing the cylinder so it can be removed more easily?

On our previous trailer there was two switches on the control panel. One for electric heating, the second for gas. When I switched the water heater on inside the 8315 it immediately fired up in gas. Eventually, we found the electric switch inside the water heater cupboard.

I see that you have the 2010 model but would make a couple of changes. What changes would you you make?

Enjoy your last couple of weekends out in the VA country side. We had our first blast of winter last night and woke up to an inch of snow and temperatures of -6oC (21oF). The Canadian Rockies look good but it means that's it until about April or May as far as RVing goes.
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Regarding the cylinder...I asked my dh and he says that he turns the water pump switch on the control panel off, then opens up the hot and cold faucets to take the pressure of the entire system. This should prevent the cylinder from 'popping' off. Also, one tip he mentioned is that he takes the actual filter out of the cylinder prior to filling with antifreeze so that we don't have to purchase a new filter every year.

Another helpful bit of info...the hot water tank bypass knobs are located behind the thin divider paneling on the left hand side of the front outside storage compartment. You may already know this since you have previously owned a TT but if you bypass the hot water tank, you'll save 6+ gallons of antifreeze. Roger said that the manufacturer actually suggests NOT putting antifreeze in the hot water heater. Like I said, more than likely you already know this!

Only change we'd make is having a pocket door from the bath to the bedroom...ours is a regular door and we are constantly knocking into it or getting whacked from behind when brushing our teeth and a kid walks through! Having said this, it is convenient to be able to hang our towels there so we're good either way.

Sooooo glad we still have a couple months before our 'winter' arrives!

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Hi Dawn, once again, many thanks for the tip about the water system pressure. I'll keep that in mind for the next time I have to take the filter cylinder off. We didn't have the actual filter in this time as we'd only just picked the trailer up from the dealer and have only used it for two nights I did know about the HW bypass thanks, but they sure don't make it easy to get your arms in to access the shut off valves.

I think FR must have been reading you mind because the door from the bedroom to the bathroom is now a pocket door.
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